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Former aquarium shark enjoys life on the wild side
Friday, September 07, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7: Osbourne the aquarium shark seems to be thriving in the wild.


Video: Aquarium Shark Released Into The Wild
Monday, August 27, 2012

“Osbourne,” a 7-year-old Galapagos shark, was released into the wild in March of this year after spending the past 6 years at the Bermuda Aquarium.


Young conservationist’s career ambitions take flight
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Most Bermudians feel a justifiable familiarity with the iconic longtails that teem to the Island during the warmer months — apprentice conservationist Miguel Mejias gets to work alongside them.


Website allows the public to follow the travels of five turtles caught in local waters
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Five unsuspecting turtles yesterday are participants in the Bermuda Tour de Turtles, a three-month race through the Island’s waters.


Videos/Photos: Start Of ‘Tour De Turtles Race’
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This morning marked the official start of the race with one turtle being released at Clearwater Beach in St David’s.



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Video: Aquarium Shark Released Into The Wild
Bernews
Monday, August 27, 2012

“Osbourne,” a 7-year-old Galapagos shark, was released into the wild in March of this year after spending the past 6 years at the Bermuda Aquarium.

Local filmmaker Milton Raposo captured the process:

Click here to view local filmmaker Milton Rasposo's video "Osbourne's Day Out: North Rock Tank to North Rock".

The 6½ foot long shark was released back into the wild for “health reasons”. Last year Osbourne started developing a rubbed rostrum (nose) in the tank due to competition from the grouper.

Aquarium staff tried to reduce the aggression between the two through various training methods but were unsuccessful and as such plans were made to return the shark to the wild this summer. However, the hostility between the grouper and shark escalated and the shark’s condition deteriorated. College grants.

With assistance from Dr Neil Burnie and Mr. Choy Aming from the Bermuda Shark Project, Aquarium staff and volunteers moved the shark onto a fast boat using a specially made sling and placed it in a shark transport box.